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Maureen Morin

I’m Totally Coming Back As A Man In My Next Life

I have a sad story to tell. I don’t know the statistics, but I’m guessing just about every woman with a vagina will suffer from the ailment of which I am about to speak of.

I received a comment from an older woman. Her name is Marcie. She told me about her friend. Her name is Bonnie.

They are both on the other side of menopause. Which means they are dryer than a prune on the equator. READ MORE

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    An Ode to the Shatterable Moments of Parenthood

    {To the tune of “Piano Man”} It’s 10am on a Saturday, The regular crowd snuggles in, My four-year-old’s curled up next to me, His head nestled under my chin.   I say, please let me breathe in this memory, For this isn’t how it us...

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  • DOLE Pineapple Juice

    Top 5 Recipes For Your Summer BBQ

    It doesn’t get more summery than a backyard barbecue, and DOLE is supplying you with five of the simplest, tastiest recipes to use up all that good summer produce and wow your neighbors. Now, what are you waiting for? Get to grillin...

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  • Complaints

    Other Than THAT, I Had A Really Nice Time

    Tomorrow, someone will ask me about the recent trip I took to visit my sister and her six-month-old twin boys in Houston, and I will say, “Oh my god, what a nightmare,” and I will proceed to explain in excruciating and somewhat exaggerated detail how I was forced to check my carry-on bag on the first leg of the flight, thus losing critical access to a sweater and a pair of old sneakers, (albeit briefly) and how the airline then lost my luggage (also briefly) upon arrival. I’ll lament how I was without my toiletry bag for most of the evening and compelled to use my sister’s face wash, which upon inspection, contained ingredients that may or may not have had the potential to irritate my skin. READ MORE

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  • Danielle Tumminio

    The Spiritual Importance Of Rest

    We all need rest, but how many of active ladies actually get it? Many of us work on the weekends. Motherhood is a fulltime job with no day off, and even sleep isn’t always restorative, as any new mother can tell you. So how can busy women...

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    JJ Keeler

    An Open Letter To The Creators Of Frozen

    Dear Frozen,

    My daughter can’t quit you and that’s a big problem for me. You see, ever since you came out, all she wants to do is dress up in princess attire, watch your movie, and talk about Elsa and Anna. My sister even bought her this Anna doll that is motion activated. It comes on whenever anyone is within 96 miles. Our cats set it off nightly and not even locking it inside a trunk is enough to keep it quiet. It’s like a less psychotic but somehow more annoying version of Chucky. On a completely related note, my sister and I are now estranged. READ MORE

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    Expressing Motherhood Is Taking Submissions!

    When I moved to Los Angeles in 1999 I had visions of myself becoming the next Steven Spielberg. Well, OK, the blonde, female version. I pursued my passion, entertainment. So when I became a mom I thought the artist in me would just have to ...

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  • Linda Wolff

    How I Met My Husband

    When my kids were little, they used to love hearing the story of how my husband and I met. I told them we were in kindergarten and we were having lunch in the sandbox. Instead of pulling my hair to get my attention, he dropped my peanut but...

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  • Complaints

    I Ran Out Of Diet Coke… Now What?

    How did this happen?  I’m out of Diet Coke.  How in the heck am I going to survive the morning?  I suppose I could drink the Diet root beer we have in the fridge, but it’s just not the same....Read More
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    Meet The Contributor: Lindsay Kavet

    Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? What do you do?...

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  • Stephanie Baroni-Cook

    I Could Never (Ever) Be A Stay-At-Home Mom: But… I am.

    I used to work. Nope, scratch that, I still work (it’s just not in an office anymore, but more on that later). What I mean is, I used to have a typical 7:30am-4pm J-O-B, the kind that included an actual paycheck and benefits. I was your t...

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    Mary Katherine Backstrom

    Breast Is Best… But What About The Rest?

    I’ve hated my boobs since 5th grade, when they made a most unwelcome appearance. Backyard football with the boys became awkward. So did locker room changes. As they became a focal point of my high school figure, I despised them even more. My back hurt when I ran. Forget horsing around in a bathing suit. Rude and humiliating jokes from teenage boys.

    Hated. Them. READ MORE

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Sweet Potato Heaven

    This is my all-time favorite entrée item. My sister, Grace, does this recipe by feel and taste, so the amounts are not exact, but you can taste it and change it according to your preferences. Ingredients: 2 cans of yams (I made this with f...

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  • Shimi Kang

    Dealing With Shyness

    Shyness is completely normal in children and most of the time, nothing at all to worry about. In fact, a new study conducted by the University of Colorado and the University of Connecticut examined shyness. They found that shy children know...

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